Resilience in Disaster Relief and Development Supply Chains – Managing Challenges of Climate Change, Urbanization and Security

Project: Externally funded project

Project Details


Supply chain resilience has gained attention in recent years as a concept to respond to disruptions in supply chains, including humanitarian and development ones. The overall aim of this project is to increase the understanding of resilience of such supply chains as they face new challenges related to changing climate risks, urbanisation, and heightened security requirements. Data is collected with the Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre and the East Africa regional office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and in Finnish peacekeeping missions. The resulting framework of supply chain resilience in disaster relief and development supply chains is then tested in a Delphi study. Other outcomes of the project include publications in international scientific peer reviewed journals, conference publications, special issues in scientific journals, and doctoral theses. Results will also be disseminated at international academic conferences, through education and the development of teaching cases, and research education. Research teams at Clark University, CSIR, Griffith University, MIT, National University of Ireland (Maynooth) and the University of Borås contribute to the project.
Effective start/end date01.09.201131.08.2015

Research Output

Supply chain and logistics competencies in humanitarian aid

Heaslip, G., Vaillancourt, A., Tatham, P., Kovacs, G., Blackman, D. & Crowley Henry, M., 07.06.2019, In : Disasters. 43, 3, p. 686-708 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • The humanitarian common logistic operating picture: A solution to the inter-agency coordination challenge

    Tatham, P., Spens, K. & Kovacs, G., 01.2017, In : Disasters. 41, 1, p. 77-100

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    27 Citations (Scopus)

    Case Study: Partnerships - Supply Chain Strategy

    Heaslip, G., 2016, Supply Chain Management for Humanitarians: Tools for Practice. Haavisto, I., Kovács, G. & Spens, K. (eds.). Philadelphia: Kogan Page, p. 89-99 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional